As expected, the Equity Poker Network (EPN) announced that all network skins will no longer be permitting players to log on from the regulated states of Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey.
Just yesterday, EPN flagship skin Full Flush Poker issued its own press release stating its immediate withdrawal from the three regulated states. Now the entire network that includes the likes of skins Poker Host, Integer Poker and Action Poker has followed suit.
EPN sent notices to all poker rooms within the network advising that its Networks Central Administration Rules have been modified to reflect that no players from the trio of regulated states can play for real-money.
Our players are our number one priority, but playing fair is also central to our ethos,” the EPN press release stated. “We believe this decision is in the best interests of the network and its operators to add and adhere to this rule, given the availability of regulated poker in these U.S. states.”
EPN launched in November as a U.S.-facing network and had been slowly gaining a following of players. However, the network recently lost about 10% from its peak player traffic total after closing the accounts of a number of winning players in favor of a more recreational player base.